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Made in Italy

Sylva Koscina (born 22nd August 1933, Zagreb, died 26th December 1994, Rome.

Sylva played the role of Diana (segment “3 ‘La Donna’, episode 3”)

February 22, 2010 Posted by | Actress Nuns, Servants, Social History | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sea Wife

Joan Henrietta Collins, OBE (born 23rd May 1933) is an English actress, author, and columnist.

Sea Wife (1957) is a British film, shot in Jamaica, based on the 1955 James Maurice Scott novel Sea-Wyf and Biscuit. Set in 1942, it tells of the conflicts among a group of survivors aboard a small lifeboat from a torpedoed British refugee ship: a beautiful young woman (nicknamed “Sea Wife”), played by Joan Collins and an army officer (“Biscuit”), Richard Burton. The story, told in flashback, is revealed through Biscuit’s later search for Sea Wife, with whom he has fallen in love, unaware that she is a nun.

Joan Collins as the “Sea Wife”

February 22, 2010 Posted by | Actress Nuns, Servants, Social History | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pope Joan

 

Olivia Mary de Havilland (born 1st July 1916) is an American film and stage actress. She is the elder sister of actress Joan Fontaine. Along with her sister, de Havilland is one of the last surviving female stars from 1930s Hollywood. She is also the last living lead from “Gone with the Wind”.

Pope Joan is a 1972 British drama film based on the story of Pope Joan. It was directed by Michael Anderson and has a cast which includes Lesley-Anne Down,(Cecelia) Patrick Magee (elder monk), Nigel Havers (young monk), Olivia de Havilland (Mother Superior) and starred Liv Ullmann in the lead role of Pope Joan.

This film is based on the medieval legend of Pope Joan, who was made Pope for a brief period around 855 A.D.

February 22, 2010 Posted by | Actress Nuns, Servants, Social History | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Robin and Marian

 

Robin and Marian is a 1976 British/American co-produced romantic adventure period film starring  Audrey Hepburn as Maid Marian and Sean Connery as Robin Hood.

February 22, 2010 Posted by | Actress Nuns, Audrey Hepburn, Servants, Social History | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment